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SONY Alpha NEX-5R Black 16.1 MP 3.0" 921.6K Touch LCD Compact Mirrorless System Camera with 18-55mm Lens

  • 16.1 MP APS-C sensor
  • 3.0" touch LCD 180 degree tilt-able
  • Fast Hybrid AF with Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • Full 80 60p/60i/24p HD movies recording
  • Built-in Wi-Fi capability

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Alpha NEX-5R


Package Type
Single Lens Kit

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
23.5 X 15.6mm
Gross Pixels
16.7 MP
Effective Pixels
16.1 MP
Aspect Ratio
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Dust Cleaning System
Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
L: 4912 x 2760 (14M)
M: 3568 x 2000 (7.1M)
S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4M)

L: 4912 x 3264 (16M)
M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M)
S: 2448 x 1624 (4M)

Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), Vertical : 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Horizontal Std: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), Vertical Std: 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)

White Balance

White Balance
Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C.Tem (2500 to 9900K), C.Filter (G7 to M7,A7 to B7), Custom

LCD Monitor

3.0" 921.6K Touch
Brightness Adjustment
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode


Focus Type
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF) with "Exmor" APS HD CMOS sensor
Focusing Modes
AF-S: Single-shot AF, AF-C: Continuous AF
AF-assist Beam
Built-in, LED type (with a range of approx. 0.3-3.0m (with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached))
Focusing Point Selection
99 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)


Exposure Control
iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Exposure Compensation
Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Metering System
1200-zone evaluative metering
ISO Sensitivity
Still images: Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100-25600)Movies: Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100-6400)
AE Lock
AE is locked when the shutter button is half pressed (ON/OFF is available in MENU)


Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed
Still images: 1/4000 to 30s (Bulb).Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter)
2s or 10s delay (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)


Flash Mode
Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Rear Sync., Flash Off
Flash Range
FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)

Drive System

Drive Modes
Single-shot, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Bracketing, Remote Cdr
Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous (up to 3 fps), Speed Priority (up to 10 fps)


Shooting Modes
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Still Image Playback Options : Single, 6/12-frame index view, Enlarged display mode, Panorama (Standard), Panorama (Wide): 34x), Auto Review, Image orientation, Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection, Delete, Protect
Video Playback Options : Forward/Rewind

Recording System

Image Type
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card


Movie Format
AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive), AVCHD, MP4
Movie Recording
PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps

HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30fps@12Mbps
VGA - 640 x 480/ 30fps@3Mbps
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080


Compatible Lenses
Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Lens Spec
Aperture (Max.): f/3.5-5.6
Aperture (Min.): f/22-34
Digital Zoom: Approx. 4x (still images and movie)
Smart Zoom Technology: M: approx. 1.4x, S:approx. 2x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27mm-82.5mm (35mm equivalent)
Filter Diameter: 49mm
Lens Construction: Metal
Lens Groups-Elements: 9 groups, 11 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)
Minimum Focus Distance: 9.8" (0.25m)
Angle of View: 76 degree - 29 degree
Aperture Blade: 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Aspheric Elements: 4 aspheric surfaces
Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length): 62 x 60mm
Direct Manual Focus: Yes
Exterior Finish: Metal
Focus Ring in AF Mode: No rotation
Internal Motor: Yes (Stepping motor)
Lens Weight: 2.5oz. (70g)
Low Noise During Movie Capture: Excellent
Maximum Magnification: 0.25x (APS-C)
Mount Material: Metal



Power Source

InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Battery Life
330 Shot

Dimensions & Weight

Approx. 4 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 9/16"
Approx. 7.7 oz. (excl battery & media)
Approx. 9.7 oz. (w/battery & media)

Package Contents

Package Contents
alpha NEX-5R Mirrorless Camera
18-55mm Lens
Flash Case
NP-FW50 rechargeable Battery
AC-UB10 AC Adaptor
Shoulder Strap
Body Cap
Micro USB Cable
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 10/25/2013 9:38:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great camera, took it on vacation very happy with the pictures. Takes really good pictures at night. I have a wonderful picture of water drops hitting a fountain basin at night.

Cons: None

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